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Knee injury ends Prithvi Shaw's Northamptonshire stint

John Sadler says it is a massive disappointment to let go of a player like Shaw

Our Bureau London Published 17.08.23, 08:08 AM
Prithvi Shaw.

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Prithvi Shaw on Wednesday was ruled out of the remainder of his stint with Northamptonshire, owing to a knee injury he suffered while fielding against Durham.

Shaw had made an unbeaten 125 off 76 balls in that game last Sunday as Northamptonshire cruised to a six-wicket win.


“Prithvi injured his knee while fielding in the fixture against Durham and subsequent scan results received this morning have revealed the injury is worse than initially expected,” a Northamptonshire release stated.

Shaw could well be sidelined for two months or so.

The 23-year-old made a fine impression during his short stint with the Steelbacks during the One-Day Cup 2023, amassing 429 runs in four innings. His run-making spree included a mammoth 244 off 153 balls against Somerset on August 9, leading Northants to an 87-run victory.

John Sadler, the head coach of Northamptonshire, said it was a massive disappointment to let go of a player like Shaw.

“In his short stint, Prithvi has made a huge impact on us as a club,” a dejected Sadler said.

He added that Shaw made a huge impact in the Northamptonshire dressing room as well.

Written with PTI inputs

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